While my oldest son was in kindergarten last year, we decided to homeschool him once we moved. Though we have our struggles, I really think this is the best decision we could have made!
We, of course, want to have Bible lessons as one of the “subjects” my son is learning, but it’s not as easy as it seemed at first. My son has had to remind me to do our Bible lesson because, “it’s the most important thing in the world, Mom!” He’s right! I’m new to homeschooling so I am still trying to get the hang of everything. There have been those days where I have skipped the Bible lesson or have rushed through it to get on with the “real” studies of the day. Oh, how wrong I have been! It took my 6 year old son to set me straight!
Our daily Bible lesson is the most important lesson of the day! It’s not something to rush through or skip over.
Since I am a schedule and routine-type of person, I have a list of the things that I will be doing with my son during our Bible lessons.
- We read a story out of his Bible and then we act it out (my son loves this).
- For his handwriting practice each day, he copies part of his Bible verse that he is memorizing for the week. We are working through the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20 and hopefully at the end he will be able to recite the entire Exodus 20:1-17.
- I am also going to be having him memorize the books of the Bible with flash cards (made from index cards) that he can put in order each day (I’ll be adding a few each week to the stack).
I’m hoping that I’ll be able to keep adding things to our list of Bible activities each week and I want to find an inexpensive history book that correlates the events in the Bible to the events that happened elsewhere in the world. I’ll let you know if I find anything!
Editors Note: Many readers have found free Bible lessons helpful to use as homeschool Bible curriculum. You may also enjoy our recommended “easy” memory verses to use with younger kids.